Thursday, January 08, 2009

Burris Needs GOP Votes

This is interesting. Sun Times on the path to the Senate for Roland Burris, which includes a lot of presumably perfunctory actions by the Dems who are now on board to grease his path. But this wrinkle:
4. Approval by the entire Senate, which will take a three-fifths vote, meaning Burris will need some Republicans on his side.
And maybe some Dem rivals of Burris still want a special election? Maybe they'll make a stink about his deals? Will we have some testicular fortitude in the legislature?

UPDATE: Another wrinkle, the pending ruling of the Illinois Supreme Court on the necessity of the signature of Illinois Secretary of State. Legal Insurrection,

Hoping For The Wrong Result On The Burris Certification Lawsuit

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